‘Tis the season for holiday shopping and gifts for every family member, even your furriest of friends. What should you get for your canine, or feline, a friend on your list who already has everything? We, at Sunset Vet, your favorite pet vet clinic, have a few suggestions!
Safety First: Reflective Collars and ID Tags
Even if your strictly indoor pet is microchipped, a new reflective collar with an identification tag always makes a great gift. During the confusion of people coming and going during the holidays, a beloved family pet can easily slip out the door. A reflective collar allows them to be easily seen, even on dark winter days, and an ID tag allows for faster contact and return.
Everyone Likes a New Toy for Christmas
Part of the excitement of the holiday is watching young ones open presents and enjoy their new playthings. We can have the same fun with our furry friends. A new toy can provide amusement and distraction for our beloved pets. Look for toys that entertain and challenge. Kong dog toys are hard rubber toys with a hollow cavity to hide treats. Dogs love the challenge and the reward of these toys.
While we enjoy the sights and smells of the holiday season, these can be especially dangerous for our pet friends. Chocolates, candies, and sugary treats make the holiday bright, but they can result in emergency vet clinic visits. Instead, fill your pet’s stocking with delectable pet-friendly treats. For something extra special, visit a pet bakery that creates unique treats that are safe for pets.
No matter what gifts you select, keep safety in mind. Look for gifts that are not easily destroyed and subsequently ingested. Toys and collars should be free from baubles and bells that can pose a choking hazard. Your pet’s safety is our utmost concern at Sunset Veterinary Clinic. Should you find yourself in need of a veterinarian this holiday season, please contact us with questions or concerns at any time.